The current notes are to be phased out, starting this year. Photo: Jonas Neuman/Sveriges Radio
The current notes are to be phased out, starting this year. Photo: Jonas Neuman/Sveriges Radio

New banknotes and coins presented Monday

Sweden's central bank is to put this country's new bank notes and coins on display for the first time Monday, news agency TT reports.

Although the new designs have long been public, this is the first time the finished article will be on show to the general public.

"The notes are smaller, but still made out of cotton paper", Susanna Grufman, ‎head of the banknotes and coins division at the bank says, "one of the new features is copper prints whch have been developed together with the Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired. They feel like raised marks on the notes."

The new 20-, 50-, 200- and 1,000-krona banknotes will be introduced in October 2015, and the new 100- and 500-krona banknotes and the new 1-, 2- and 5-krona coins will be introduced in October 2016. They will feature cultural personalities such as Greta Garbo and Astrid Lindgren, as well as elements from the Swedish countryside.

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